Car Seat Headrest fans, new and old alike, will be elated to learn that Will Toledo’s 2011 Bandcamp masterpiece, Twin Fantasy, has been re-recorded and re-imagined to be released on Matador Records.
Toledo always knew he would return to Twin Fantasy. He never did complete the work. Not really. Never could square his grand ambitions against his mechanical limitations. Listen to his first attempt, recorded at nineteen on a cheap laptop, and you’ll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls “the sound of failure” – thrilling, extraordinary, and singularly compelling failure. Will’s first love, rendered in the vivid teenage viscera of stolen gin, bruised shins, and weird sex, was an event too momentous for the medium assigned to record it.
With a seven-piece band in tow (including members of Naked Giants), Car Seat Headrest will bring its explosive and revelatory live show to Australia, Europe (including London’s Roundhouse May 23rd) and select West Coast cities through the first half of 2018, with a full US tour to be announced at a later date.
‘Will Toledo’s re-recorded version of an album originally released in 2011 speaks to his greatest gifts as a songwriter: wit, cynicism, and an eye for detail that captures teenaged desire and heartache.’ PITCHFORK – BEST NEW MUSIC (8.6)